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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
.s. forces are now ready to act on any order by president obama to strike syria. the u.s. navy has four destroyers in the eastern mediterranean sea within range of the targets inside syria. the u.s. also has a more planes in the region. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry says there is a undeniable evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attacking syria. with intelligence strongly pointing to bashar assad's regimen. kerry says this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> we will be following the latest of this escalation. >> the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the shooting at delta 17 year-old treyvon martin is seeking legal fees from the state of florida. george is a woman's attorney has said that he plans to ax the state to cover release $200,000 of his legal expenses. attorney mark omara says that because zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires florida to pay all of his legal costs. >> new this morning, students says sandy hook elementary school in newtown, conn. head back to school today. in december 201220 year-old adam lanza shot
. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for students. now later this morning, we will get details on president
in sonora, robert honda, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> president obama has spoken to governor brown about the response to the rim fire. the president called him yesterday and the white house gave an overview of the call, saying the president expressed his gratitude for the brave men and women working tirelessly to combat this fire. and the president provided his equipment to needed resources to support the ongoing state and local response. san francisco water authorities are filling water reserves as the fire goes closer to the hetch hetchy reservoir. officials say they currently have a reserve water supply that will last for the next several months. >>> san jose's family camp at yosemite is ending the season more than a month early because of the wildfire. also currently, no running water at the camp. more than 100 people were evacuated from that city run camp last monday. it was originally ended to schedule its season in the beginning of october. coming up, we'll talk with families who have made coming to the sight a yearly tradition, and they will us how they plan to honor that fire ra
in this rare press conference, president obama talked about edward snowden's admitted leaks of classified n-s-a documents. >> obamas speaking. given the history of abuse by governments - it is right to ask questions about surveillance - particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives its not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs, the american people need to have confidence in them as well >>the president outlined four new steps to ensure government programs won't be among them: working with congress to reform the section of the patriot act that deals with records. transparency. snowden also looms large in a new chill between the u-s and russia. the first time, why he canceled a one-on-one with president vladimir putin -- saying the u-s and russia were not making progress on a host of issues. >> obamas speaking. >> "ive encouraged putin to think forward as opposed to backwards w/mixed success. the president also spoke about the recent u.s. embassy and consulate closings throughout the middle east and north africa. that were prompted by fears of al
an weekend i president obama proposes to tax reform in a plan he calls a grand bargain for the middle class. the president says he will agree to a plan that also if republicans work with him on spending. include spending for job growth, training and infrastructure. president obama is sending federal aid to rebuild west, fertilizer plant explosion. the obama administration initially denied the request. hundreds injured in the several homes and buildings were also damaged or destroyed. weather cam quick hit-scenic let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with janu for your saturday forecast. scalpels either to look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. >>> this is one photo op we won't be seeing anytime soon, president obama cancersfulling the scheduled one on -- canceling the scheduled oneon one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. it could be payback for moscow's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia next month. >>> if you want to get in the fourth largest lottery jackpot in history up one hour. people were lining up for tickets to the powerball drawing estimated at $425 million. that's if you take the 30 annual payouts. the lump sum, that's $245 million before taxes. ticket sales stop at 7:00. the drawing is at 8:00. your chance of winning, 1 in 175 million. so good luck on that. >>> the moto x is coming and i'll tell you about the features that could bruise apple and steal away iphone users coming up. >> and tesla stock hits warp speed even though the bay area carmaker said it is still losing money. ,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... i
when we come back. >>> first lady michelle obama opening up about family and life in the white house in a new magazine interview. does she think there will be a female commander in chief in her lifetime. >>> pressure is on. meet sup in the bay area today. as much as 10 degrees warmer. potential maybe for a thunderstorm tonight? tomorrow? talk about that. first looking at the numbers. wow, already 68 at livermore. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> going to be a nice day in the bay area today. er to cast high, about 85 degrees under perfectly sunny skies. ,,,,,,,, 's vineyard >>> first lady michelle obama is wrapping up her family's summer vacation in hair that and vineyard today. she's looking ahead to life after the white house. new details on how she's opening up in a new magazine interview. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard. opening up to parade magazine about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life. figuring out thousand make the ambulance. asked about these comments. >> as
on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing how to make college accountable and affordable. >> president obama wants to create a system.
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
. >> reporter: doubts over evidence aside, for the white house, it's now decision time. >> president obama says syrian president bashar al-assad is responsible for a chemical attack on his own people. he promises accountability but says no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: but preparations are already underway for a potential strike. u.s. military assets are in the eastern mediterranean, ready to go whenever the president gives the order. and the white house is quickly laying out its case, amid concern from congress, which wants a role in the final decision. >> let congress authorize this activity. >> i'd like to have everybody in on this. >> i definitely believe that there needs to be a vote. >> reporter: the administration is briefing high-ranking members of congress and is expected to release an unclassified intelligence report with the evidence soon. in london, the prime minister, cameron, argued for military action. >> that is enough to inclu
under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
is and the change that will come. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour focused on making college more affordable. he has two stops in new york university of buffalo and a high school in syracuse. the president will push several proposals aimed at curbing the rising cost of higher education. skyrocketing tuition and cuts in financial aid are making it difficult for middle class students to afford a college education. >>> syrian opposition forces says the government is continuing to attack rebel forces. this follows an attack yesterday that included the use of chemical weapons. at least 100 people died. many of them women and children. the united nations would like its inspectors who are already in syria to investigate the claim. >> the team is in place. we hope they will be given access to the area by the government. >> now the syrian government calls claims it used chemical weapons baseless. that f the use of chemical weapons is used it will cause more pressure on the u.s.. >>> jury deliberations are expected to begin. hasan who was acting as his own attorney is sending only a single
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
would set the middle east ablaze. president obama is looking at different ways to respond to the crisis. >> bay area soldier set to receive a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. tomorrow president obama will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant ty carter of antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when he went above the call of duty. he retrieved supplies for soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient of the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. >>> ahead rivalry on the water. get ready for the ultimate sailing grudge match as the u.s. learns its challenger in the quest for the america's cup. >>> taking a peek outside, a little humid out there. leigh glasser will tell us if there's any warming. >>> and more with what's up? >> we'll have more on the fierce winds and the state of department. also too little too late, that message from the u.s. to syria tonight. is the u.s. preparing to take major action now. and would you spend up to 35 grand to att
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
,000 have been hurt. cbs reporter alfonso van marsh says apparently president obama has had enough. >>> reporter: relatives carried bodies of the dead after wednesday's brutal military crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. he was a peaceful protestor, this man said. egyptian authorities say more than 500 people died wednesday. president obama condemned the killings and said the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises with egypt. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets. >> reporter: france is also calling for peace and reconciliation. supporters marched in alexandria to protest a massacre. we will not accept people dying, she shouts. "muslim brotherhood" protestors torched government buildings in cairo. they are also accused of burning catholic churches and revenge attacks on them. the military says 43 government troops died in wednesday's fighting. egyptian authorities have authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key st
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ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what direction your the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend executed by a firing squad. south korea newspaper is reporting singe
was burglarize. >> up next on 7 news at 11:00. an international set become for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend execute
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
. >> reporter: president obama who arrived home sunday from camp david received regular briefings all weekend from his security team. u.s. embassies and consulates were shut down sunday primarily in muslim countries from africa to south asia. officials are fully aware it was 15 years ago this week al qaeda bombed two u.s. embassies in east africa. and just last september islamic extremists killed four americans in attacks on two u.s. facilities in benghazi. now, in addition to the chatter, there are other factors also suggesting an attack could be coming. a u.s. drone strike recently killed a deputy commander of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the group openly vowed revenge. just in the past week, the leader of al qaeda publicly called for new attacks on american. charlie, norah. >> bob thanks. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he h
after her award ceremony at 3:00 this afternoon. >> president obama's travel detail got a new addition this weekend. a marine corps m-v 22 osprey made its presidential debut saturday as president obama martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther than other helicopters. >> the time is 7:27 a.m.. here is a live look from san jose. we will be right back. whatwh makesakour oumilymimilei backflipfls and anrtwhrtls.ls whatwh mlove, wa, rmth.thimilei here, retry thy . backflipfls and .mmmmmmok!oks whatwh mloveching!g!th.thimilei lotslo of dif erenert stesstoinmmmm!!.ss breakfaskft i'm vem ry imp issedss honey buy nches he oat o this is ia greagrcerece!! i hei ar you yruncrung.ng [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to g
toll coming in from egypt and president obama may make a statement in just a couple of minutes on the violent government crackdown in egypt. >>> good morning. traffic is going to be busy in some areas, especially contra costa county. but here on the golden gate, it looks good south. >>> much bigger fog bank. inland temperatures will still be warm. everything is pointing towards a pretty big cooldown for the weekend. more on that. the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. >>> stocks are falling today on continued uncertainty over when and how quick lit federal reserve will begin to wind down its program that stimulates the world's largest economy. also walmart and cisco warn of weak sales and interest rates are rising
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
:16. america's college students are about to get a break on loans. president obama is expected to sign a new bill calling for the student loan rate to drop to 3.9% for undergraduates. rates would then be tied to the financial markets rising as the economy improves. the bipartisan measure has limits on how high the rates can go. >>> starting this fall, online classes will be offered by all 23 campuses in the california state university system. san jose state university and several other csu schools already offer online courses. the online classes will be available to all csu students regardless of where they attend. this will make more options available as many campuses deal with high enrollments. >>> well, there's so much to see at the oakland zoo and summertime usually means big crowds there, too. >> but one group of kids is getting vip access. they are learning about the animals' habitat, feeding schedules, and even social skills. it's all part of the oakland zoocamp. >> female warthogs and young live in small groups. >>> reporter: this group is taking in all the sights -- >> i like the s
the existence of nsa surveillance programs. meantime, president obama is inviting a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the white house today to discuss their concerns about the national security agency's surveillance programs. the top democrats and republicans on the house and senate intelligence panels will attend. the meeting comes as lawmakers concerned about privacy are pushing to rein in the n-s-a's authority. obama's national security team is arguing to keep its surveillance powers intact while acknowledging some limitations appear inevitable. we will be right back. get on board for better sleep. it's sleep train's interest-free for 3 event! get 3 years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster serta icomfort even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. you'll never find an interest rate lower than sleep train's interest-free for 3 event, on now! superior service best selection, lowest price guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ eat cake. good morning. welcome back to kron4
and how the mayor says she will tackle the violence. >> during his california visit, how president obama addressed the new threats from al qaeda. >> probably the best experience you will have on an android phone. >> the new high-tech features never seen before in a smartphone. ,, ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ but tonight - their family planning yet another funera >>> our other little cousin just got shot on ney street and so we was all -- they all was gonna stay out here until after his funeral was over. >> tonight the family planning another funeral this time for a 1-year-old boy caught in the crossfire. people living in one of oakland's toughest areas say they have had enough of the gun violence. drew jackson is the second child killed in oakland this month.
coming from hayward, slow down the speeds because there are very slick conditions. >> president obama is getting ready for martha's vineyard vacation but, first, going before the white house press corps with tough questions he is expected to face today. >> but any, a california police chase leads a minivan to flip over and it does not end here. we will show you what happens next. >> the widow of apple co-founder is part of a new power couple with a high would >> covering daly city, dublin/pleasanton, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, in emeryville to the west this is what you see in the bay bridge with the traffic moving across and the low clouds over san francisco. >> check out this video in the newsroom showing a high-speed chase in southern california. this happened last night and look how it ends, boom. police surrounded the van but the driver refused to come out. he finally surrendered and police say before he flipped the minivan he could be seen tossing out clothes and papers from the vehicle. >> a 50-year-old kidnapping is making headlines agai
this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble and bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >>> officials in marin county and sonoma counties are urging people to vaccinate their norse west nile virus. a chicken has t
. >>> president obama, leonardo dicaprio, even albert einstein are moving on. the wax museum at fisherman's wharf is closing its doors tonight. it's been a fixture on the waterfront for 50 years and attracted thousands of tourists and more than a few locals. the owner of the space will lease to merlin entertainment which will open a new attraction next year. you have until 9:00 tonight to take one last look. >>> the best show in the bay area this weekend will likely take about 12 seconds. that's how long it's going to take to blow up an east bay landmark. kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo in hayward where the blasting experts are laying groundwork for the implosion. >> reporter: experts liken it to a small earthquake except they can predict when and where this will happen. >> every time i wake up in the morning, i look out there and i can see that building. but it's not going be there anymore. >> reporter: a view like this makes warren hall seem small. >> it's an icon for the city of hayward. >> reporter: lee baker lives three miles from campus. >> i want to find out as much as i can about earthquakes.
president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. >>> the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate. and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. >>> some local st
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
the u.s. intervene in syria's civil war? that is a question president obama and his national security team are debating right now. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the u.s. is ready to launch cruise missiles from the mediterranean sea. warships just offshore prepared to attack syria's artillery stockpiles without sending in any ground troops. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingenciecon. >> reporter: the discussion coming to a head after the white house says it has no doubt president assad's regime used chemical weapons on a massive scale last week outside of damascus. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. >> reporter: the two year civil war has killed 100,000 syrians. million have fled the country and are now living in refugee camps, including 1 million children. the u.s. has support from turkey and brittain. >> it's n
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
in the evening with clouds rolling in the at bay to 76 inhand. >> the obama administration says syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and next the meetings today in thed with, that could set a timetable for military strike. >> a look at the work underway to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge ready for traffic. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bridge? an oakland bit has a way to keep it >> 5:14, and we take you to a potential choke points sir francis drake boulevard which connects 580 and 101 where abc7 news engineer is using cell 7 technology. dick? >> i am on this stretch of sir francis drake boulevard the connection define 580 westbound and 101 southbound that passes the ferry terminal and the shopping center. this has to be a choke point because it is a one-lane surface street that connects two freeways together that be in heavy use today. caltran has their automated sign board warnings in the richmond area warning people that the golden gate bridge is cash only so if you normally do not go that way, that is a good warning. >> okay, dick
have passed only 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. >> talk about a mad dash, members of congress leaving the capital, grabbing their bags and heading home for five week vacation. gone and time to pass big pieces for the country. >> you work until you get it all done. >> vacationing in the nation's capital. some can't believe it. >> average workingman is two weeks of vacation. >> look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. senate just a few more. >> my goodness. list of important things that can be done in the congress is as long as my arm. >> the senate met only for 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 disdays. house worked 102 days. worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. we tried to talk to several members but none wanted to stop to talk about the paid five weeks totaling nine million dollars in salary. >> the entire time? >> on the house side, democrats complain the republicans aren't getting anything done but they are still headed home. as for the speaker. >> it's after vac
it on twitter or facebook using the hash tag ask obama housing. and submit a question on zillo's facebook page or tweet a question to at zillo ask obama hash tag. >>> from the president -- former president will leave a dallas hospital today, day after a successful heart operation. and the doctors discovered a blockage during the former president's physical. and he agreed to the recommendations that a stent be inserted to take care of the heart problem. the doctors say the former president is in great spirits and resume his regular schedule tomorrow. >>> and the latest controversy involving anthony weiner. the new york politician was recorded in an exchange with george mcdonald after a debate among the candidates. mcdonald accused him of starting the confrontation by patting him on the chest. san francisco's studio of modern art may be closed but the store is open for business. a grand opening will be for the temporary location at 5 in san francisco. shop exercise visit the second location at sfo. it is scheduled to open in 2016 after three years of renovations. >>> time turning 6:17. let's go
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
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